Five-Star Forward Picks Fortner's Tigers

The Auburn women's basketball team has picked up another verbal commitment for the 2010 signing class.

Hoover, Ala.--The Auburn women's basketball team has picked up a verbal commitment from a high profile in-state prospect as Tyrese Tanner of Hoover High says she will sign with Coach Nell Fortner's Tigers.

A 6-1 1/2 small forward, she is a nationally recruited prospect despite a knee injury that kept her out of action last year. However, she has made a full recovery after being cleared for action in June.

She is ranked as a five-star prospect by and is rated as the No. 4 forward prospect in the nation for the 2010 signee class.

"Auburn is getting a great player and a great kid," Hoover High coach Donnie Quinn tells Inside the Auburn Tigers.

A starter as a ninth grader when she played center, she worked at small forward as a sophomore and averaged 17 points and approximately 10 rebounds per game that season.

Quinn says that Tanner had offers from almost every college in the SEC as well as numerous others around the South as well as outside the region.

"Auburn did a great job of recruiting her," he says. "I would say Auburn was the leader all along."

Tanner, who is scheduled to take an official visit to Auburn Sept. 11-13, called Fortner on Friday to tell the coach she will play her college basketball for the Tigers.

A prospect who is considered a strong rebounder who can score both inside and outside, she is considered one of the better athletes in the 2010 prospect class. In addition to playing for Hoover High, she has been an outstanding AAU performer for the Alabama Twisters.

Tanner is Auburn's fourth verbal commitment for the 2010 signee class. She joins 5-7 guard Courtney Strain of Woodland, Ala., High School, 6-5 post player Peyton Davis of Mortimer Jordan High in Morris, Ala., and 5-9 guard Camille Glymph of J.S. Mann in Greenville, S.C., as rising high school seniors who have committed to sign with the Tigers.

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